How to Prevent Parasites in Your Flock

Is there a certain type of plant that attracts mites/lice. Which plants should I steer away from growing to deter inviting them to the coop? –D&R Poultry Fortunately for us garden-loving chicken keepers, plant parasites and chicken parasites are two completely different beasts. Plants attract the organisms that feed on the plants, while scaly leg […]

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6 Essentials For Piglet Care

Provide warmth, bedding and milk for your newborn pigs, and you’re on your way to a healthful hog operation.

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Could Your Geese Have Gapeworm?

Two of my three Pilgrim geese, all girls, started making a squeaky noise instead of their normal squawking. They are about 6 years old. Any ideas as to why they are doing this? —Bea

Common Livestock Parasites

Use this list of as a reference when talking to your veterinarian about preventing common parasites from infecting your livestock.

Midwinter Bugs

Our sheep have bugs! A few of the sheep started scrubbing themselves on things three weeks ago. Uzzi and I were worried that we’d get bugs too, so we booted up the computer read up on lice.

If your chickens are losing their feathers for a reason other than molt, you may need to look into possible deficiencies.

Chicken Feather Loss

A chicken losing feathers could be a sign of molting or a more dangerous condition. Learn how to tell the difference with these cues.